Chicago teachers vote on ratifying deal that ended strike
Original article in the Chicago Tribune by James B. Kelleher.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago public school teachers began voting on Tuesday on whether to ratify an agreement with Mayor Rahm Emanuel that suspended a strike in the third-largest U.S. school district.
The Chicago Teachers Union has urged its 29,000 members to ratify the proposed contract, which calls for an average 17.6 percent pay raise for teachers over four years and some improvements in benefits.
Union President Karen Lewis declined to say whether members would ratify the deal. "I don't have a crystal ball," she said.
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